Thursday, May 18, 2006

A universalist break from evolution

To have a quick break from Küng and evolution and the like, I wanted to link to a series of posts on universalism by my dear friend, Simon. His last was particularly thought provoking, but see also here (for a light-hearted one), here (I notice the influence of Keith Ward on this one) and here.

Now, I ought to be clear about this: Simon looks like his face was dragged through gravel as a baby. Repeatedly. But thankfully (for him) looks aren’t everything; it’s what is on the inside that counts. And his inside has some good things to say about this issue. Many of us have been considering this question for a long time now, and though I’m not at the end of my ponderings, I can say I’m no universalist. However, there is a ‘but’ or ‘however’ in my thinking now, and I’m not sure I can even formulate how that is so yet.


At 5/18/2006 2:42 PM, Anonymous Jason Goroncy said...

Chris, I've responded to Simon's piece both on his site and at my blog:
I really hope this discussion kicks on.

At 5/18/2006 4:48 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Thanks, Jason.
I also think this is an important issue, and one that in many ways goes straight to the heart of the question of how we use the scriptures, the gospel, touching too on missiology and straightforward theology.
In other words, it's complex and fascinating.


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